2017 Expert Group Meetings and Panel Discussions

2017 Expert meeting on UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
International Expert Group Meeting on the “Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: the role of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and other indigenous-specific mechanisms (article 42)”
25 – 27 January 2017, Conference Room 11, UN Headquarters, New York
As we approach the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on 13 September 2017, this Expert Group Meeting serves as an opportunity to assess the impact of the three indigenous mechanisms’ work on implementing the Declaration to date and the challenges that lie ahead, as well as to focus on the specific roles of the indigenous specific mechanisms and how they can, work together more effectively to operationalize the Declaration.

Strategies for Eradicating Poverty to achieve Sustainable Development for All
8-11 May 2017, Conference Room A, UN Headquarters, New York
The meeting will build on the review of strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all held during the 55th session of the Commission. The outcomes of the meeting
will contribute to the work of the Commission by providing expert guidance and key input for the preparation of the Report of the Secretary-General on the priority theme.
Further, the meeting will also contribute to the preparation of the comprehensive review on the Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty mandated by the General Assembly
resolution 71/241. This segment of the meeting will evaluate progress made over the past decade to eradicate poverty through employment creation.

Panel Discussion on Strategies for Eradicating Poverty to achieve Sustainable Development for All
9 May 2017, 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm – Conference Room 11, UN Headquarters, New York
By placing poverty eradication at the centre of the 2030 Agenda and pledging to “leave no one behind” and to “reach the furthest behind first”, the Agenda sets a powerful vision towards creating peaceful and inclusive societies based on universal respect for human rights and human dignity, the rule of law, justice, equality and nondiscrimination. This side event will be an opportunity to consider national experiences, best practices and lessons learned on integrated policy making for poverty reduction in Western Asia and provide a platform for key stakeholders to identify and discuss opportunities and challenges in developing integrated approaches to tackle poverty in a sustained, inclusive and sustainable way.

Youth, Peace and Security: Social Issues and Social Policies
30-31 October 2017, Rome, Italy
The meeting will bring together experts from academia, representatives of Member States, United Nations entities, youth organisations and intergovernmental bodies to examine current challenges regarding youth, peace and security issues, and discuss ways to promote and enhance young people’s positive engagement in conflict prevention, peacebuilding and sustaining peace. These topics will be considered under the framework of Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, as well as in the context of the World Programme of Action for Youth and the UN System-Wide Action Plan on Youth.

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